Vintage Loudspeakers, Restored and Transformed Into Aural Works of Art
The Ironic speaker from Oswalds Mill Audio is powered by loudspeakers sourced from 1930s jukeboxes.
By Brian Libby
July 31, 2021
2 minute read
The Ironic speaker, produced by the Brooklyn studio Oswalds Mill Audio (OMA), looks more like an abstract sculpture than a potent deliverer of sound. And its primary material, cast iron, likely evokes visions of frying pans rather than moments of aural greatness. But the dramatic device, produced in a limited edition of ten pairs, offers a sublime listening experience that the company’s founder, vintage audio-gear collector Jonathan Weiss, has seen bring more than one famous musician to tears.
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